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Post by Jaded Green on 9th November 2009, 9:28 pm

I am enthusiastically knitting socks at the moment. I was given one of those kits for Christmas and knitted them straight away. They are predominantly orange. I then got some more sober black/grey wool. A couple of weeks ago I went to John Lewis and while I was trying to decide between the predominantly pink or blue wool, a lady accosted me and we started talking about knitting socks. She showed me the ones she was knitting and I discovered you can get double ended bamboo needles. (off to John Lewis again tomorrow to sort that out) She also encouraged me to buy BOTH lots of wool!
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Post by Adrian on 9th November 2009, 9:36 pm

I love my bamboo needles, so much that I'm slowly replacing all my metal ones.

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Post by Jaded Green on 9th November 2009, 9:48 pm

Badger wrote:I love my bamboo needles, so much that I'm slowly replacing all my metal ones.

Me too.
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Post by Adrian on 9th November 2009, 9:54 pm

They are great for knitting with bamboo wool as well - thats super slippy stuff

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Post by MrsNesbitt on 10th November 2009, 9:22 am

I can't knit! Well, I can decrease but not by choice!
My mum knit all my stuff as a child and tried on several occasions to teach me.
Any advice would be welcome!
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Post by Adrian on 10th November 2009, 10:29 am

There are some great how knit online videos and courses, I have have rummage on the interwebby during the day for you

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Post by Akuma on 10th November 2009, 1:22 pm

http://www.knittinghelp.com/

Tis the best knitting site out there (IMHO!!) it taught me to knit....well, retaught me the basics! Still only knitting scarves cos I'm busy learning how to crochet now Rolling Eyes

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Post by Lottie on 10th November 2009, 2:34 pm

IS there a sock pattern there? I made a lovely beany from a pattern Badger sent me, I'm not very fast , but I sooo love it Very Happy and the kids knitt too which is great, the boys were one of a few lads who could knitt for the School who are making a huge blanket, I can't for the life of me remeber why.... Embarassed

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Post by Akuma on 10th November 2009, 2:38 pm

Hey Lottie :-D

Clicky here!

Sock patterns for you :flower:

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Post by Lottie on 10th November 2009, 2:55 pm

:cheers:

Is it too early in our relatinoship to hug? Laughing thanks soo much Very Happy

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Post by pod on 10th November 2009, 4:50 pm

wow cool patterns-have you tried any out? do they stay up? im always tempted to knit when i go on holiday-time on my hands and all that-used to do it as a kid how hard can it be?
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Post by danksshady on 10th November 2009, 6:34 pm

I love to knit but socks have me stumped - I've knitted a pair as far as the heel but totally stumped now
just knitting a huge chunky blanket made up of 35 patterned squares which I'm just sewing together - it will then be edged with several patterned rows
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Post by Akuma on 10th November 2009, 7:32 pm

Lottie, sweetie, It's never too early for a hug Laughing

One day I may try the socky thing but for now I'm strictly as straight line sort of girl! lol!

Danksshady, I love the idea of lots of knitted squares, but I fear I'd start but never finish, I do tend to wander off to other crafts....tis a v. bad habit of mine and one that drives hubs potty!! Cos I always have something kicking about in the living room...unfinished Embarassed

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Post by AngelinaJellyBeana on 10th November 2009, 7:50 pm

Hehe, I've been knitting squares for almost 3 years Embarassed
I expressed a desire to learn to knit! Hortus taught me the basics one very rainy afternoon when I stayed with her for a couple of days. Then my mum bought me one of those Learn to Knit mags that had a ball of wool and a different pattern for a a square every fortnight!

I'm about halfway through (45 still to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) But now it's cold and dark and wintery then I can start again....at least that's the idea if I can tear myself away from chatting on forums Laughing
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Post by danksshady on 10th November 2009, 7:58 pm

I've got 4 different lots of knitting on the go so I'm making myself finish them before starting anymore
the squares have been waiting to be stitched together for ages Embarassed
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Post by Akuma on 10th November 2009, 8:17 pm

Hahahaha!! Phew! At least I'm not the only one Laughing

I wonder what we could make if we stitched together all the bits & bobs we've all made :suspect: Laughing

Right....must get DS in & out of the tub & off to the land of nod.....I'll be not too far behind him tonight!

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Post by danksshady on 10th November 2009, 8:26 pm

no your not the only one - add to that also half made bits of jewellery, latch hook rugs and cross stitch projects Embarassed Laughing
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Post by MrsNesbitt on 11th November 2009, 12:01 am

Hmmmm on second thoughts i think I will stick to wedding stationery...I get money for it!


Yet.......................................there still lies this niggle........................................mum knitting!
However....................................mum never did wedding stationery! lol!

RIP mum! Loves you! xxxxx
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Post by Adrian on 11th November 2009, 12:31 am

I'm currently rattling through this for my MiL's Yule gift - I plan to get another one done in time for my my mum as well - but I've been a bit ill recently and can't concentrate

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Post by MrsC on 11th November 2009, 7:54 am

Mr C's got a theory that I never finish a single project - no matter whether it's knitting, sewing or anything else! Sadly he's possibly right...

Still - I enjoy it all the same. Taught myself to knit about two years ago and currently on my third pair of socks. Been doing cross stitch for as long as I can remember as that's what my Mum's always done. Definitely need to get better at actually completing projects - although whilst I've been on holiday I'm delighted to say that I have actually finished a small canvas work kit. Mr C couldn't believe it when I showed it to him!

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Post by Aberlemno on 14th November 2009, 6:59 am

I'm in a real knitting mood right now. I've been knitting hats for Christmas presents for weeks and weeks and now I'm doing a Time Team scarf for my daughter (who's just finish her Archaeology degree). I don't do anything complicated or big, but I must get back to sock-knitting again, though it's two years since I taught myself and I think I will need to learn all over again.

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Post by vwalker99999 on 14th November 2009, 12:55 pm

Badger wrote:
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Badger... that is gorgeous... oh, I need to get my knitting out again....

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Post by Adrian on 14th November 2009, 1:23 pm

me too - I need to finish the one that's on my needles and cast on another for my mum.

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Post by AngelinaJellyBeana on 14th November 2009, 3:11 pm

Badger, that's really pretty
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Post by MrsC on 14th November 2009, 3:42 pm

I missed the link first time round - that really is lovely Badger. Must go and actually finish one of my sewing or knitting projects. Having finished the housework and as there's a gale blowing outside maybe now is the right time to curl up in front of the TV with some... Better make a cuppa then!

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